My Team

When you became my client, you placed your trust in me to help make your vision a reality. I honor that trust with the help of my expert staff. Together, we make a strong commitment to customer service.  Here you will find a listing of the people who help make it happen.  If you have a problem or need assistance at any time, please let us know.

Gary P Hynes

Gary P Hynes, AWMA®

Director of Investment Services
Office 847-663-7076

Gary joined Kyle’s practice in 2017 after a career as a financial futures and options expert participating in the major financial cycles and events since 1980’s. He was advising bond dealers when 10yr treasury rates yield rose to 15.75%, & money market rates were above 20%. He managed Bankers Trust Chicago Board of Trade options team on Black Monday, October 19, 1987, when major stock indices fell 22% & bonds rallied 15%, in one day.   He advised large global investors as Deutsche Bank’s CBOT option team head, then built his own business with institutional portfolio managers and traders, helping them navigate global markets, thru the great financial crisis,  designing and managing custom structures for client opportunity and risk mandates.

Now, utilizing my skills and experience to work for personal financial futures: individual's financial goals, business owner planning and endowment management, a far more impactful service.   

Gary holds the FINRA Series 7 & 66 licenses and is fully licensed in life, health and disability insurance. Gary has a BA degree in Business Administration with a Computer Science Sequence from Augustana College. 



Ashley Z Salgado

Office Manager
Office 847-663-7198
Kathryn G Dieter

Kathryn G Dieter

Financial Planning Consultant
Fax 847-663-7164

Katie Dieter has been with Northwestern Mutual since 2007 and serves as my Financial Planning Consultant.  In this role Katie helps me deliver financial security to my clients by developing personalized financial plans based on my client’s specific goals.  Katie also consults with me to provide investment product solutions as part of our long-term strategy which is consistent with the goals outlined in the plan.  Katie holds the Series 7, 63, 66, 9 & 10 and is fully licensed in life, health and disability insurance.  Katie has degree in Sociology and a minor in Mathematics.


Kyle M. Smith, CFP®, CLU®, RICP®

Wealth Management Advisor


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